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National Prevention Week May 12-18, 2019

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders.

NIH-supported study highlights the importance of responsible portrayal of suicide by the media

The Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” was associated with a 28.9% increase in suicide rates among U.S. youth ages 10-17 in the month (April 2017) following the show's release, after accounting for ongoing trends in suicide rates, according to a study published in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The findings highlight the necessity of using best practices when portraying suicide in popular entertainment and in the media.

Survey for behavioral health providers and schools

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and The Health Care Authority have developed a survey in hopes to better understand the existing relationships, services and needs between schools and behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder) treatment providers, in addition to gaining an understanding of school based services being offered.

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention releases recommendations for depicting suicide

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has released the first-ever National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide

Department of Health releases Firearm Fatality and Suicide Prevention report

The Washington State Department of Health is excited to announce that the

AAS releases suicide and social media tipsheet for parents and providers

In response to recent events surrounding social media and suicide content, the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), in partnership with pediatricians and subject matter experts, has released an easy-to-use

CDC releases Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on transgender identity and violence, substance use, suicide, and sexual risk behaviors

Convenience samples indicate that transgender youths appear to be at higher risk for violence victimization, substance use, suicide risk, and sexual risk behaviors than are cisgender youth.

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